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Discover the castle in the sky, and witness a miraculous autumn sight. "Takeda-jo-seki(Takeda Castle Ruins)" is the nationally well-known castle ruins located atop a mountain. It is wel...
Come see the weeping cherry blossoms. The Taiun-ji temple's shidare-zakura, weeping cherry blossom tree, is said to be about 250 years old and originally from the famous Tenryu-ji Temple in Ky...
Japan's highest elevated three-storied pagoda. Nagusa Jinjya Shrine is a shrine that is situated halfway up Mount Myōken (Myoukensan), and that enshrines the god of marriage and a bountif...
Experience the romance and history of this1200 year old silver mine. Here is one of Japan's best-known mines with a history of 1200 years. It was said that Silver had been mined in such abunda...
With beautiful paintings on the sliding doors, the entire temple is like a museum. There are 168 nationally important cultural properties, including 165 wall paintings by Ohkyo Maruyama and his d...
Lets have fun while learning about the local culture. Reopened in April 2014! You can learn about how climate and lifestyle are created by topography and geology in the area of San'in Kaigan Geopa...
The beautiful vermillion bridge amongst theautumn leaves is a stunning sight you can't pass up. Yabu Shrine is "Tajima no kuni sangu; Shikinaisha (Myojintaisha)" and it is called, "...
An invaluable building to this silkworm farm family. There are three-storied buildings that were used for the sericulture industry. Even now, you can see these types of houses here and there. The ...
The stone foundation is the remnant of a castle from the Japanese Warring States Period (1467-1568 B.C.E.). The Yagi Castle ruins, Yoka-cho, are located in the middle basin of the Yagi River. Ya...
How about enjoying the famous Izushi sobain this historical castle town. The castle town "IZUSHI" is often referred to as Little Kyoto. Enjoy exploring the town of historical buildings from the Me...
A wonderful islet of joint pillars. Mio Island is a beautiful, hexagonal shaped island off the coast of Northern Hyogo. It is a designated natural national monument and part of the San'in Kaig...
A ridge covered in an ancient forest of Japanese beech. Mt. Oginosen has a walking path that takes you near beautiful waterfalls and offers views of various wildlife that gather around the bodies ...
Let's relax at the elegant waterfalls. This waterfall has upper and lower waterfalls measuring about 35 meters high. Visitors can walk behind the waterfall to the shrine behind it and enjoy th...
Enjoy nature in the great outdoors. Mt. Hyonosen is the highest mountain in Hyogo Prefecture at 1,510 meters. It is located on the border of Hyogo and Tottori prefectures. Here, you can enjoy outd...
Outdoor sports mecca. Hachibuse Highlands, which is part of the Hyonosen-Ushiroyama-Nagisan Quasi-National Park is situated approximately 800m above sea level. Hachibuse Highlands has been dubbed ...
Interact with several animals at this sprawling farm. Relax amongst the changing natural beauty throughout all four seasons. At the Tajima Pasture Park you can see and touch animals, enjoy the bea...
One of Japan's top 100 waterfalls "Saruo-daki" consists of an upper and lower waterfall. The name is said to have been derived from the lower waterfall's monkey tail like shape. ...
Use the power of nature to refresh your body and soul. The large estate of 17 hectares is located 650 meters above sea level. The gardens now contain more than 2,000 natural plant species. You wi...
The stunning sight of a waterfallthat seems to descend from the heavens. "Ten" means the heaven in Japanese. The waterfall was named because of its great height, which seemed to reach the heavens....
The limitless options of outdoor activities allows you to have a unique and exciting experience. The highlights are the crater and the waterfalls which were formed by the most recent volcanic acti...
Take a stroll around this nostalgic hot spring townin a yukata and geta. Kinosaki Onsen has a long history of over 1,300 years,and has been a favorite destination of many writers and artists such ...
Immerse yourself in the hot spring while enjoying an egg boiled in the same water. The Arayu hot spring is located in the middle of a steaming onsen town. The temperature of the hot spring source ...
The source of the spring water comes through ancient granite located 1,100m below ground and has a rich composition, certainly a gift from nature. Like the hot spring’s name, “Silk Onsen”, suggests...
Deep in the mountains, at the foot of the rock filled dam “Kurokawa Dam” is Kurokawa Onsen. The onsen’s hot spring water is a simple alkaline type spring that sprang from the flow...
Kitamae Building “Tanjyo no Yu” stands on Hyogo Prefecture’s northern seaboard along the Sea of Japan. Enjoy the Sea of Japan Panoramic View Large Bath, Open-air Outdoor Bath with Sounds of Crashin...
At the foot of Hyogo Prefecture’s highest peak, Mt. Hyonosen, you will find the natural hot spring bath known as the “Beauty’s Hot Spring”. Fittingly named because of the sk...
Enjoy hot spring water pumped directly from the spring at Yumura Onsen for a reasonable price. Bring your favorite bath set and enjoy the baths. The alkaline in the spring acts like a skin moisturi...
The hot spring was unexpectedly discovered while the Yadagawa rivers were under restoration construction to fix the damage caused after a disastrous typhoon hit the area in the fall of 1990. The ho...
The facade is a simple Japanese style design and the interior features a relaxing main public bath, bath with jet streams, sauna, and open-air outdoor bath. There is an exceptional amount of the ch...
After taking a stroll around and enjoying the famous plated soba of Tajima’s “Little Kyoto” head over to Otome no Yu hot springs, just a 5min drive from town, to relax and refresh yourself in Izush...
Adjacent to Kannabe Highlands Roadside Rest Area on the east side is Kannabe Onsen Yutorogi. Yutorogi uses a biomass(renewable) fuel that has a low impact on the environment, as its main source of ...
Enjoy the open-air outdoor bath, reclining bath, large bath, massage waterfall bath and sauna for a relaxing natural hot spring experience. After enjoying the baths relax even more in the lounge ...
This hot spring park is located in the center of nature. Refresh Park Yumura uses natural hot spring water from Yumura Onsen, that is 98°C (208°F) at the source. All the baths are coed as p...
Shichi Kama Onsen is a unique hot spring in Hyogo Prefecture. It is the prefecture’s only government designated People’s Recreation Spa. (There are a total of 91 such places in the nati...
River's water blanketed in beautiful blossoms. Baikamo flowers are small white flowers that bloom only in pristine waters at temperatures below 15°C (60°F). These flowers can be found ...
These special views cannot be found in other locations. Take in a breathtaking view overlooking the Sea of Japan from the top of the hill. The coastline, townscape and setting sun create a must se...
A store that represents the bag town of Toyooka. A collective store specializing in the sales of bags, wallets and material used for making bags and such. The Artisan sells original Toyooka brande...
Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Sea of Japan from 40m above the ground. The roadside rest area "Amarube" is a Japanese-style single-story wooden building, whose architecture was insp...
Experience the powerful heavens in this buildingdesigned by Tadao Ando. In order to celebrate the National Tree Planting Ceremony in 1994, the renowned architect Tadao Ando designed a museum compl...
Nature's Mystery. View the spectacular rock face up close. Genbudo Park is designated as a Natural Monument of Japan. It is the site of a lava flow from a volcanic eruption that happened 1.6 ...
View the elegant form of thefluttering oriental white stork. The oriental white storks, a Japanese Special Natural Monument, are bred and raised in the park after having gone extinct from the regi...
A new art space at the base of a dam. Up the stairs, you will discover a majestic sized rock-filled dam (Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. Tataragi Dam). Near the dam, there are works of art by Mr....
Many organic products on sale. With Japan's first in ground heater, a waterless system to melt snow was introduced. For this reason, even in the middle of winter this roadside rest stop offers a p...
A relaxing space with the image of a granary. Here you can purchase a wide variety of fresh local produce and food products. At the restaurant located inside you can try several seasonal dishes, i...
Try Tajima's various food products. Restaurants serve cuisine made with only the best locally produced ingredients, including the famous Tajima beef. You can also enjoy shopping for fun Tajima sou...
Enjoy the delicious tajima beef at a reasonable price. Come and taste the delicious Tajima Beef!! There are 50 kinds of meat dishes in the restaurant. You can also enjoy many dishes that are unde...


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